07 June 2022

Street Party and Green Canopy tree planting ceremony mark Platinum Jubilee

Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire Steve Mackison planted trees at Gordon Primary School and Nursery to commemorate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Trees were donated by school and Parent Council to commemorate the event.

Members of a gardening club, the school’s house captains, and nursery representatives also took part in the ceremony which took place on Wednesday, June 1.

The Huntly school also held a street party which saw children compete in the Games Through the Decades on the field.

Invited guests including local ward councillors, local Rotarians, Parent Council members.  Cllr Jeff Goodhall, Cllr Lauren Knight, Cllr Gwyneth Petrie, Cllr Robbie Withey and fellow guests were treated to dancing, musical performances as well as a tour of the new nursery.

Debbie Ewen, Head Teacher of Gordon Primary School, said: “It was a privilege to welcome the Deputy Lieutenant Steve Mackison to Gordon Primary School. The children were very excited about this really special event.

“The trees will not only act as a symbol of Her Majesty The Queen’s enduring reign they will also be useful promoting a green, sustainable environment. I am sure the pupils had great fun during the street party and have created many memories to last them a long time.”

Several Green Canopy tree planting ceremonies have already taken place across Aberdeenshire to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The focal point of the national celebrations will be over the Platinum Jubilee weekend with an extended Bank Holiday from Thursday, June 2, to Sunday, June 5.